VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK VITO (BE)
The overarching goal of the WorldCereal project is to develop an open source EO solution for monitoring of global crop area extent, which can be exploited by a wide community of stakeholders involved in the agricultural sector and active over a range of scales – from national agricultural reporting, regional crop productivity management, up to global assessment of cultivated crop area extent. Delivering maps of crop area extent in a timely manner and tracking its seasonal changes over time will be emphasized to monitor the dynamics of the global agricultural productive area.
The WorldCereal project has the following principal objectives:
As the global crop monitoring at field scale is a true global challenge we are happy to count on an impressive international user group supporting WorldCereal: FAO, AMIS, GEOGLAM, AAFC, AFSIS, BAGE, CIMMYT, CIMMYT-GLTEN, DSSI, DG-JRC, GEOSYS, GODAN, ICARDA, ICRISAT, IFPRI, INTA, JECAM, N2AFRICA, NASAHarvest, ONESOIL, PlantVillage, RADI, ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH, WFP. The user group remains open to new stakeholders interested in contributing to the goals of WorldCereal which aims to be a community effort.